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UCARE Poster session, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Research Fair, April 2016, Lincoln, NE.


Copyright © 2016 Jackie Humrich and Larry Barksdale


The purpose of this research was to examine the frequency of human and animal hair in motor vehicles in the Lincoln, NE area. We were looking specifically at animal hair to see if there is a significant difference in the distribution of animal hair in pet-owner and non pet-owner vehicles. Finding a significantly high distribution of animal hair in pet-owner vehicles would lead us to believe that an association could be made between a suspect owning an animal and their presence at a crime scene.

Our null hypothesis is that there is no significance in the distribution of cat/dog hairs found in the motor vehicles in the Lincoln, Nebraska geographical area.

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